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Matti Aarnio wrote:
> Least of the wonders being increasing number of EBCDIC systems appearing in the net.

EBCDIC code: Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code - a platypus
if there ever was one.

Code - I thought I already knew that
Interchange - So there's a code that doesn't?
Decimal - Great, support those Lixie tubes
Coded - See 'Code'
Binary - No, you're *kidding*
Extended - Wow, BCD is great! Let's make it even better!

People have ten fingers to count on; computers have two and that's why
we have conversion routines. The concept took a little while to sink in
with some people.

--
Daniel
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